Waking up in Vegas: Resorts World, Virgin Hotels and Circa Resort are new to Sin City, and here’s what WCC and Pac-12 fans can expect at each

UPDATED: Sun., March 6, 2022

I consider Spokane and Las Vegas home.

I am a graduate of Gonzaga University, and I moved back to Spokane in April 2019 for a job at The Spokesman-Review. My sister, niece and nephew live in the Lilac City (my sister also is a Gonzaga alumnus), and I love Spokane.

I lived in Las Vegas from 2008-19, was the editor for Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame for most of that time, and my dad and brother live in Sin City. I fly back to Las Vegas every chance I get and was there five times in 2021.

Despite being the features editor at The Spokesman-Review, I get more emails about Las Vegas than any other topic except for maybe restaurants in Spokane. I love to be an ambassador for Spokane and Las Vegas.

In the last year and a half, the entertainment capital of the world has welcomed three new resort casinos: Resorts World Las Vegas, on the former site of the Stardust on Las Vegas Boulevard across from Wynn and Encore; Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, formerly Hard Rock Hotel on Paradise Road east of the Las Vegas Strip; and Circa Resort & Casino in downtown Las Vegas.

I’ve stayed overnight and dined at all three, and here is my rundown timed to the 2022 WCC at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas from March 3-8 and the 2022 Pac-12 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from March 9-12 – or for the next time you’re in Las Vegas, because you know you will be planning a trip there (again) sooner rather than later.

My advice to everyone for Las Vegas hotels: Las Vegas is expensive (breaking news!). Spend your money on what you love the most. For me, I want a hotel that is a good place for sleeping and showering but won’t break the bank. The majority of my funds will go toward dining and entertainment (concerts, nightclubs and shows).

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